Friday, March 23, 2012


Cup and Saucer Zentangle 4 1/2 X 6 Sharpie on paper

At our annual Art League spring luncheon we were all introduced to Zentangle and given the opportunity to try one ourselves. Of course we didn't get formal instruction, just a piece of paper, some pens, and some examples that were passed around. All of us in attendance make art in some form or another so it was interesting to see all the different things that were drawn in about a 10-15 minute time frame. When I got home I checked out Zentangle on the web and found that it is a bit more sophisticated than our playful doodles. They have actual instructors and formal names for the designs that fill the space. I looked to me like they are mostly done in black pencil. It was fun to do and another interesting art form to learn about. I would love to get comments from anyone who has some information about Zentangle.


  1. Never heard of it, but I like what you did and it looks like it was fun! I will also look it up! Happy creating!

  2. I have recently learned about Zentangle also and think they are great fun. I have only done little ones so far, but would like to do a larger piece, maybe adding some WC. I prefer to keep them unplanned and spontaneous, otherwise you lose the "Zen" angle - they are supposed to be relaxing and meditative. Maybe I'll post some on my blog soon (Watercolrings).



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I started watercolor painting earnestly in 1991 after I moved to Florida. My husband and I are retired, and we are both artists. We both have works displayed  at the Wildchild Gallery in Matlacha Florida.